Hotel Distribution 2020 Part II: The Tech Landscape

Hotel Distribution 2020 Part II: The Tech Landscape

November 2020

Hotel tech tends to be characterized by piecemeal solutions by a myriad of tech vendors, all offering a few pieces of the puzzle. Hotel distribution tech is no different. Hoteliers end up working with many tech vendors to understand demand, set the right rates, and get their rooms on the right channels. Here we provide some clarity on key issues and the vendor landscape.

Hotel Distribution 2020 Part I: The Channel Mix

Hotel Distribution 2020 Part I: The Channel Mix

November 2020

The hotel distribution landscape is complex, with hotel rooms being sold and promoted through many different channels. COVID-19 has certainly impacted how and where hotel rooms are being distributed, but it is unlikely that this disruption will be sustained long term. That's not to say that disruption isn't coming, though.

A Deep Dive Into Trip.com Group 2020

A Deep Dive Into Trip.com Group 2020

October 2020

China is like no other place on Earth and Trip.com is like no other online travel agency. It offers lessons on how to build an industry-leading business and how to respond to our deepest crisis ever.

A Deep Dive into Tripadvisor 2020

A Deep Dive into Tripadvisor 2020

September 2020

Tripadvisor had been working on a turn-around even before COVID-19 hit. We take a deep dive into the company's financials, business strategies, and challenges for 2020 and beyond.

Contactless Tech in Hospitality 2020

Contactless Tech in Hospitality 2020

September 2020

All the contactless tech that is receiving so much buzz in the hotel industry today pre-dates the current crisis. So it might not be revolutionary tech, but the impact on guest experience and engagement will certainly outlast the pandemic.

The Hotel Industry and COVID-19: Lessons From 9/11 and SARS

The Hotel Industry and COVID-19: Lessons From 9/11 and SARS

April 2020

With no way of knowing how long this crisis will last or what recovery will look like, we look back at two past crises to see how the industry reacted then, and what lessons can be learned. Many, as it turns out.

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Online Travel Industry

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Online Travel Industry

April 2020

The online travel industry is marginally better positioned to deal with this current outbreak than many of their suppliers in the hotel and airline industry. But the damage is only getting worse. It will still be severe and long-lasting.

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Hotel Industry

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Hotel Industry

April 2020

There is no doubt that these are some of the toughest times for the hotel industry. Hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, the industry is on its knees. Recovery will come, but when and in what shape is wholly uncertain. Understanding the current situation, and what a recovery might look like, will help the industry to prepare for when that day comes.

Emerging Tech in Travel 2020

Emerging Tech in Travel 2020

March 2020

There are so many technologies that can and will impact the travel industry, but it is hard to poke through all the hype and see what will fundamentally change the future of travel. Here are four technology buckets with the largest potential.

A Deep Dive Into Google’s Impact on Travel 2020

A Deep Dive Into Google’s Impact on Travel 2020

February 2020

No matter where in the travel industry you turn, one company seems to be on everyone’s lips: Google

The Hotel Property Management Systems Landscape 2020

The Hotel Property Management Systems Landscape 2020

January 2020

Legacy PMS vendors have for too long reaped the rewards without truly pushing the boundaries of what they could offer hoteliers. Now technology has passed them by, and they are playing catch-up. Cloud computing, open APIs, marketplaces, and middleware layers are shaking up this stale corner of hotel tech, and it’s crazy exciting.

A Deep Dive into OYO 2019: an Update

A Deep Dive into OYO 2019: an Update

January 2020

Recent filings give us a better understanding of Oyo’s profitability, valuation, and the performance of its all-important China business.